The votes of the U.S. and other Western states on Palestine's application for a UN status upgrade from "observer entity" to "observer state" will be absolutely critical to keeping alive the current slim hopes of achieving peace in the Middle East.
Within a large convention hall in the suburbs of The Hague, The Netherlands, one of the most important matters in international justice is under debate, and sadly, only the most ardent stakeholders are paying attention.
Recently I attended the Africa Brain Trust 2012 forum entitled "Africa Rising: A Continent of Opportunity," which concentrated on reinforcing support for promising development-aid strategies, providing a networking venue for interested professionals and encouraging foreign investment.
Although it was a great first step that Bob Schieffer even said the word "drone" and made Mitt Romney say it too, to let politicians merely answer the question at this level of abstraction -- "I support drone strikes, too" -- is to let them off the hook.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shocked many on both sides of the political aisle when during Monday's debate on foreign policy he called for the arrest of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Morgan's time in captivity doesn't preclude her from being retrained to live back in the wild, but as her court case lingers longer and longer, each day of delay condemns her to a life that is not life.
Centuries of warfare drenched in blood and a common yearning for a more civilized world where would-be aggressors are checked by the rule of law must compel us to act, responsibly and swiftly. Time is of the essence and the time to act is now.
Most Democrats want to get U.S. troops the hell out of Afghanistan (outside of Official Washington, most Republicans agree.) But, the story goes, these Democrats have to have an "alternative," and the "alternative" is drone strikes.
While the case-by-case circumstances of each conflict always matters, the question remains what standard playbook should the global community employ when confronted with the mass perpetration of international crimes?
Citing a "dramatic increase" in the United States' use of targeted killings in the last few years, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings has just released a report decrying the lack of accountability in the U.S. overseas killings by unmanned drones.
Last week, at a largely-overlooked Global Counterterrorism Forum in Istanbul, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged that "the United States will work with all of you to combat terrorists within the framework of the rule of law."
Are the arrests in Silwan aimed at remedying the violence present among many youth living in Israeli controlled territory, or are they part of a larger strategy to frighten the Palestinian population of Silwan in particular and East Jerusalem in general into submission?
The British judgment is the first major successful recovery of what is estimated to be billions in personal assets the Gaddafis and their associates allegedly obtained during regime's nearly forty-year reign.
After the U.N. report pointed this problem out last year, the U.S. military pledged 'never again' -- it would stop transferring captives to the abusive Afghan security service facilities until the Afghan government had demonstrated that the problem was solved.